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Review of Smart City Assessment Tools

Institute of Systems and Robotics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal
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Smart Cities 2020, 3(4), 1117-1132; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities3040055
Received: 26 August 2020 / Revised: 21 September 2020 / Accepted: 24 September 2020 / Published: 30 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Feature Papers for Smart Cities)
Today’s cities are estimated to generate 80% of global GDP, covering only about 3% of the land, but contributing to about 72% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Cities face significant challenges, such as population growth, pollution, congestion, lack of physical and social infrastructures, while trying to simultaneously meet sustainable energy and environmental requirements. The Smart City concept intends to address these challenges by identifying new and intelligent ways to manage the complexity of urban living and implement solutions for multidisciplinary problems in cities. With the increasing number of Smart City projects being implemented around the world, it is important to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses for their future improvement and evolution track record. It is, therefore, crucial to characterize and improve the proper tools to adequately evaluate these implementations. Following the Smart City implementation growth, several Smart City Assessment tools with different indicator sets have been developed. This work presents a literature review on Smart City Assessment tools, discussing their main gaps in order to improve future methodologies and tools. Smart City Assessment can deliver important performance indicators monitoring for the evaluation of multiple benefits for different actors and stakeholders, such as city authorities, investors and funding agencies, researchers, and citizens. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; assessment tools; key performance indicators; sustainability analysis; energy and environmental impacts; climate change smart cities; assessment tools; key performance indicators; sustainability analysis; energy and environmental impacts; climate change
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Patrão, C.; Moura, P.; Almeida, A.T. Review of Smart City Assessment Tools. Smart Cities 2020, 3, 1117-1132.

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